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Flag for Turkmenistan May 3, 1939 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Ashgabat, Turkmenistan (Ashkhabad)

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Wednesday, May 3, 1939 at 8:11 PM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Ashgabat: Total Lunar Eclipse

Began: Wed, May 3, 1939 at 5:24 PM

Maximum: Wed, May 3, 1939 at 8:11 PM

Ended: Wed, May 3, 1939 at 10:58 PM

Duration: 5 hours, 34 minutes


May 3, 1939 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Ashgabat

Animation: How the Total Lunar Eclipse Looked

This total lunar eclipse was fully visible in Ashgabat. The total lunar eclipse is sometimes called a blood moon, as the moon turns red.

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

MoonriseMaxEnd of partial
7:53 PM May 38:11 PM May 39:54 PM May 3
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Local times for eclipse in Ashgabat on Wednesday, May 3, 1939

EventTime in AshgabatDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsMay 3 at 5:24 PM88°East28.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsMay 3 at 6:27 PM97°East16.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsMay 3 at 7:40 PM108°East-southeast1.8° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseMay 3 at 7:53 PM110°East-southeast0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseMay 3 at 8:11 PM112°East-southeast2.8°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to East-southeast.
Total Eclipse endsMay 3 at 8:42 PM117°East-southeast8.0°
Total moon eclipse ends.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to East-southeast.
Partial Eclipse endsMay 3 at 9:54 PM130°Southeast19.3°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsMay 3 at 10:58 PM144°Southeast27.5°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Ashgabat ( – (null)).

This eclipse is in progress during moonrise or moonset, so only parts of the eclipse are visible in Ashgabat.

The animation's bottom edge represents an ideal, flat horizon, which is at the same altitude as the observer.

Eclipses visible in Ashgabat

Eclipse Visibility from AshgabatVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
1930Oct 7 / Oct 8LunarPartial
1931Apr 2 / Apr 3LunarTotal
1931Sep 26 / Sep 27LunarTotal
1932Mar 22LunarPenumbral
1932Sep 14 / Sep 15LunarPartial
1933Mar 12LunarPenumbral
1933Aug 5 / Aug 6LunarPenumbral
1933Aug 21SolarPartial
1934Jan 30 / Jan 31LunarPartial
1935Jan 19LunarTotal
1936Jan 8 / Jan 9LunarTotal
1936Jun 19SolarPartial
1936Jul 4 / Jul 5LunarPartial
1936Dec 28LunarPenumbral
1938Nov 8LunarTotal
1939May 3LunarTotal
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